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Error 'Invalid object name 'PUBUSER'' When Configuring the Connection to the P6 Database (Doc ID 2251290.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to connect a database alias to a SQL Server database, the following error occurs:

Unable to connect to the database, would you like to configure your database now?

After clicking Yes and stepping through the Database Configuration Wizard, the process fails with the following error:

Bad private user name or password. Check the public group ID. SQL State: 1, SQL Error Code: 208, Level: 16, Procedure: , Line: 1
Invalid object name 'PUBUSER'.


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Launch P6 Professional.
  2. Enter a username and password and click OK.
  3. The first message displays; click Yes.
  4. Step through the Database Configuration Wizard.
  5. The connection fails and the second message displays.




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